Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Shoe Queen

This is not a traditional birthday card, I know, but one of my colleagues just celebrated her birthday last week and I made her this card that is truly fitting for her.   She wears some of the loveliest shoes around and just so happens to also run her own shoe business on the side.  She carries some gorgeous shoes...I just wish I could wear some of them without fear of breaking my neck!   lol  :)

I used the cute little pump stamps from the Shoe Queen stamp set by Impression Obsession.  The Shoe Queen sentiment is also from this set.   The flourishes I added around the sentiment are part of a stamp by Inkadinkado.

This Wednesday, there will be a new card challenge theme over at The Stampsmith Challenge so I'll have my card posted tomorrow for that.  Stay tuned to see what the new theme will be and for my Design Team creation.  I hope to see you play along with us!

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Masquerade

I used the gorgeous masquerade stamp from the Halloween stamp set from The Stampsmith.

The beautiful flowers around the image are flowers from a wedding that I attended this past summer that I dried.  They used them in the bride's bouquet, but these were ones that the little flower girl threw to the ground as she walked up the aisle.  I thought they were absolutely stunning so I pocketed a few!  lol  :)

I used some scraps for the woven background to create the basket weave pattern.  Not traditional Halloween colours, but hey, who says I have to be traditional?

Now for my Halloween Ghouls...on their way to their elementary school dance this past Thursday.  I was so sorry that I couldn't go with them, but unfortunately, I had another migraine so I was home sick in bed.  Jim assured me they had lots of fun, though.

My 11 year old, Alexandria as Katy Perry/a Dead Mermaid...yes, a tad odd, I know!

My nearly 9 year old, Natalia as Abby Bominable from the Monster High doll craze.

Just a note that there's still a couple of days left to enter the 'With Gratitude' card challenge over at The Stampsmith Challenge.  You have a chance at winning an entire sheet of stamps from The Stampsmith just for entering!   I hope you decide to play along in the fun! 

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Halloween Moon Dancers

It's almost that spooky time of year again and that being said I have another Halloween card to share with you.   I used these fun little moon dancers from the Halloween plate by The Stampsmith.  

I'm almost done another Halloween card, using another  fun image from the same stamp set.   I'll post it soon, so stay tuned...

Thanks for stoppin by! :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Four holidays in one weekend!

It's been a weekend of 4 holidays...yes, birthday, anniversary, Thanksgiving and Halloween all in one!  Saturday was my oldest daughter's 11th birthday, yesterday was my 17th wedding anniversary and today my family came to my house and I served up a big feast of turkey with all the trimmings for Thanksgiving Day.  Now, onto the 4th holiday...

I have a bit of Halloween fun to share with you tonight.  I used the kitty perched on a tree branch from the Halloween plate by The Stampsmith.   I'll have a few more Halloween cards to share with you throughout the month, so stay tuned.   :)

Here's a close up of the spooky kitty image and my spider web made out of hemp twine that I pulled all part to make it look fibrous.  

I also made the spider using my Martha Stewart Double Loops punch.   I punched it out once to make the body and four legs, then, I punched it out two more times and cut off a leg from each side and glued them to the back to create my little spider.   Some tiny green gems for eyes and he was complete.

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

TSC35: With Gratitude

Our theme for this month over at The Stampsmith Challenge is 'With Gratitude'. To play along, create any sort of thank you card, using at least one stamp from The Stampsmith to be entered into the draw for a chance to win a gift certificate, valued at $21.00 from The Stampsmith Store!

For my project, I used sweet little, Shirley, holding a bucket full of flowers.

I hope you decide to play along in the fun!  I look forward to seeing what you all come up with.

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)